Streaming Video Alliance Convenes in Cyberspace for Q3/Q4 Member Meeting

Welcomes New Alliance Members; Celebrates Major Milestones Achieved in 2021

The Streaming Video Alliance, a global technical association developing solutions to address critical technical challenges in delivering a high-quality video experience at scale, returns to Cyberspace for the Q3/Q4 Member Meeting. This virtual event, themed “Cyberspace… The Finale?” will span four days, starting today, October 18, through Thursday, October 21, 2021. In order to accommodate attendees from around the world, all events will start early Pacific Time.

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“The Metaverse and AR/VR Convergence (which will be done in a virtual Workrooms environment)”

The agenda includes Working Group Sessions and industry presentations. In addition to the keynotes, attendees can look forward to presentations on “The Metaverse and AR/VR Convergence (which will be done in a virtual Workrooms environment);” “The State of Low Latency Implementations;” and “Applications of ML in Video Compression.” The full meeting agenda can be found here: https://www.streamingvideoalliance.org/meeting/q3-q4-2021-cyberspace-the-finale-october-18-19-20-21/

“This has been a big year for the Alliance with significant milestones achieved across the working groups and Alliance initiatives,” said Jason Thibeault, Executive Director at the Streaming Video Alliance. “It was particularly exciting to announce the Open Caching API Interoperability – an industry-first testbed – as well as the appointment of the first woman, Alicia Pritchett of Fastly, to our board. We also grew the membership base and the diversity of membership. I’m enthusiastic about the year ahead, what we will achieve together, and the potential to start re-connecting in-person.”

The Alliance is pleased to formally welcome the following members: Agile Content, InterDigital, ST Engineering iDirect, and Unified Streaming as Supporting Members; Siden and AERQ as Small Business Principal members; and Brightcove, Deutsche Telekom, and Intelsat as Principal members.

Alliance Opens Applications for 2022 Membership Grant Program

In its fifth year, the Membership Grant Program enables smaller organizations, such as startups, to participate in and contribute to the Alliance’s work as Principal Members for one year by waiving the standard membership fees. To qualify for the Program, companies must be able to confirm that they generate less than $1.5MM in annual revenue. The Alliance is committed to awarding at least 50% of the 2022 grants to underrepresented businesses.

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Members of the Alliance include companies from across the streaming video ecosystem such as network operators, technology providers, service providers, and content owners. Current members are: Adobe, AERQ, AfrolandTV, Agile Content, allt, Amazon, ATEME, Brightcove, Broadpeak, Buurst, CBC, Charter Communications, Cisco Systems, Citrix, Comcast, CommScope, Compira Labs, ContentArmor, Conviva, Datazoom, Deutsche Telekom, DidjaTV, Disney Streaming, Dolby, Eluvio, Equus Compute Solutions, Ericsson, EXFO, Fastly, Friend MTS, Globo, Harmonic, Hughes Satellite Systems, INKA Entworks, Intel, InterDigital, Intelsat, Interra Systems, Irdeto, KIOXIA, Liberty Global, Limelight Networks, Lumen Technologies, Mainstreaming, Nagra, NCTA, Neustar, Nice People at Work, NS1, NTT, Optus, Orange, Panasonic Avionics, Penthera, Plex, Qwilt, ServiceNow, Siden, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Sky, SSIMWAVE, ST Engineering iDirect, Stackpath, Starz, Streaming Global, StriveCast, Synamedia, Telefonica, Telestream, THEO, TNO, Touchstream, Unified Streaming, Varnish Software, Vecima Networks, Verimatrix, Verizon, ViacomCBS, Viasat Inc., WebKontrol, and Western Digital Corp.

The Alliance also sees participation from other brands owned by, or associated with, member companies which include Globecast, Hulu, NBCSports, Paramount, Peacock, PlutoTV, Prime Video, Twitch, Verizon Media, Viaccess-Orca, and Virgin Media.